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Presentation Description – As a recruiting professional whether you’re using search engines like Google, professional networks liked LinkedIn or social networks like Facebook, you’re using keywords everyday to find candidates. These same candidates are using keywords to look for jobs, in fact millions of job related searches are done monthly on search engines, job boards, job aggregators and other web properties. Learn how to take advantage of this talent opportunity without hiring an expert.
Nicole is the director of search marketing at her company. With almost 7 years of search marketing experience, she has consulted in the areas of PPC, SEO, usability, visitor experience, website design and corporate career site & job content optimization. She is a contributing author at CorporateWebsite.com and has authored many search marketing articles including the HR Search Marketing Blog that regularly covers SEO and marketing issues as they relate to the recruiting space. Nicole has spoken at search industry events including Search Marketing Strategies. (SES)
About Nicole Bodem-St Martin
It’s been a whirlwind since the highly successful Dallas Roadshow Last week. The RecruiterGuy offers a great recap.
Here are the materials:
- John Sumser’s Introduction and Presentation (Spiky and Flat)
- Jeff Kaye’s Presentation: Next Level Strategy for a Next Level Workplace
- Hank Stringer’s materials from Excellence in Search Relationships
- Dennis Smith’s delightful package Social Recruiting
(September 06, 2008) On September 25, 2008, the Recruiting Roadshow will be returning to Frisco, Texas (a Dallas suburb near Plano) for our second annual visit. As usual, the event, including Breakfast and Lunch, is free of charge.
The Recruiting Roadshow is a continuing education project designed to meet the needs of local recruiters in local markets. The event is sponsored by a group of Recruiting Industry vendors who hope to strengthen the industry’s infrastructure. Each Recruiting Roadshow is a half day event featuring four presentations and an interactive networking experience.
The Dallas Recruiting Roadshow will be held in the same venue as last year:
Registration begins at 8:00am. The event starts at 9:00am. Presentations are finished at 1:00pm. Lunch begins at 1pm.
The presentations begin with “Spiky and Flat: Why Local Recruiting is Critical in a Flat World”. John Sumser, Founder and CEO of the Recruiting Roadshow, describes critical changes in the Labor Market that offset the trend towards a flat world. The material is a logical follow-on to last year’s Multigenerational Recruiting presentation.
“Next Level Strategies for Creating a Next Level Workplace” is Jeff Kay‘s contribution to the proceedings. Get a birds-eye view of the best practices your competitors are using to woo and retain employees. Jeff runs the world’s largest single site Recruiting Office as the CEO of Kaye/Bassman International. His presentations are always full of energy and useful guidance.
There wouldn’t be a contemporary Recruiting Industry without the work of Hank Stringer. Founder of two major online Recruiting ventures (Hire.com and itzbig.com), Stringer is one of those visionaries who can’t keep the dirt out from under his fingernails. Hank’s presentation, Elements of Excellence in Search Relationships, is his latest take on the Recruiting Landscape. He promises to deliver a list of things you should expect in any excellent Recruiting relationship.
The final piece of the puzzle is an offering from Dennis Smith. (Dennis is also the host of the Dallas Roadshow). Dennis built his career using out-of-the-box thinking. He is one of the leading voices in the world of Recruiting Blogs. He will share his experience using “Advanced Social Sourcing Tools”.
Here’s the schedule:
Registration and Breakfast
|0900||Intros / Networking Exercise||- John Sumser|
|0945||Spiky and Flat||- John Sumser|
|1030||Next Level Strategies For Creating a Next Level Workplace||- Jeff Kaye|
|1130||Elements of Excellence in Search Relationships||- Hank Stringer|
|1215||Advanced Social Sourcing Tools||- Dennis Smith|
Register now. The Roadshows fill quickly and once the seats are gone, you have to join a waiting list.
Jeff Kaye is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Kaye/Bassman International and Next Level Recruiting Training. Jeff graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Business and entered the search profession immediately.
This former National Recruiter of the Year with the world’s largest staffing organization has helped build the largest single site search firm in the country with annual search revenue in excess of $18M. His firm has won national awards for philanthropy and workplace flexibility. His firm has also been named “The# 1 Best Place to Work in Dallas /Fort Worth” in 2005, 2007 and 2008, as well as, “The #1 Best Company to Work For in Texas” in 2006,2007 and 2008.
As an industry expert in executive, professional, and technical search and retention, Jeff is often a frequent keynote speaker in the staffing community. Jeff has been featured on dozens of international training meetings and videos. He has appeared on local and national television including CNN, FOX, Bloomberg and NBC and has been quoted in dozens of publications including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Fortune. Jeff and his wife Tracy live in Dallas and have three children.
Yesterday, The Recruiting Roadshow returned to Minneapolis to celebrate its first anniversary. With five speakers, a networking exercise, breakfast and lunch, the event was a very full day. About 270 people registered and nearly 250 actually attended.
It was fantastic to see so many Recruiters who are hungry to learn and improve their work. Continuing education is hard to find in our industry. The Recruiting Roadshow project is designed to create networks that help Recruiters bootstrap each other.
I opened the morning about a half hour late. An unexpected downpour, combined with the summer road construction season in Minneapolis, created a traffic problem that held many people up. Once we got going, the day was packed with information and experiences.
The networking exercise, which simulates keyword searching and team building, demonstrated the idea when people clump together, opportunities increase. It was a good segue into my presentation about the shifting demographics in America. (Here is a copy of that material).
George LaRocque briefed us on the results of Bullhorn‘s interesting RecruiterIQ initiative.
Joel Kramer, the editor of MinnPost.com gave an impassioned speech about the importance of journalism. He opined that newspapers were the best source of journalism and that that was an essential part of our government. When the newspapers decay (as they are), the opportunities for journalists (real journalists) to keep their jobs declines. This creates a risky situation where the checks and balances disappear.
Steven Rothberg spent about an hour explaining the way that College Recruiter helps its clients.
Don Ramer closed the morning with an intense multimedia presentation that described the obstacles and opportunities facing recruiters. Emerging from a legacy in the real body business of the 18th and 19th Century, Recruiting has had trouble shaking off its roots. Even the term "Human Resources" contains disturbing implications of the idea that one person might own another. Ramer went on to illuminate the possibilities for transformation and global impact.
The event was made possible by the generous sponsorship of
- Arbita (who provided massive logistical support as well)
I want to acknowledge the huge contributions made by the core team in Minneapolis:
- Josh Kahn (Accenture-Best Buy) is a silent and stong hand behind the scenes. he really makes much of the Minneapolis success story possible
- Paul Debettegnies who tirelessly organizes the Minnesota Recruiters Network.
- Nicole St Martin the energy behind the energy
- Kelly Wackerfuss, Arbita’s queen of logistics
- Seth Fair, the design genius.
You might have noticed a flurry of activity here at the Recruiting Roadshow. We’ve officially started registering participants for the 2008 Portland Recruiting Roadshow.
Mark the 20th of June on your calendars. We’ll be bringing the whole shebang to Portland. The kind people at adidas have agreed to host the event. Portland will never be the same.
With five presentations, the Roadshow runs the gamut …. Strategy, Big Picture Demographics, Employment Branding Tactics, The Far Edge of Social Media and Vision. As usual, the Roadshow works to combine out of town and local talent. One of the key ideas is that the people in your town are everybit as capable as people known as experts.
Our sponsors and underwriters are hanging in with us through the experiment:
- Arbita, who does a yoeman’s job with logistics and fundamental support.
- ZoomInfo, who provide both money and marketing support.
- MainSequence Technologies, producers of PCRecruiter and the hosts of the Cleveland Roadshow
- Recruitingblogs.com, the official online community of the Recruiting Roadshow.
There is going to be a Recruitingblogs.com sponsored networking event following the Roadshow. More details to follow.
As president and founder of Talent Synchronicity, Susan develops talent strategy solutions through an integrated alignment with core business functions and processes. Susan weaves together technology, social media, branding, P & L experience, and alignment with business directives to create intrinsic value in strategic recruitment and talent initiatives. Through hands-on experience in organizations of various size and brand visibility, Susan has delivered successful solutions around developing integrated recruitment strategies, employment brand differentiation, workforce/talent planning, university recruitment strategies, recruitment team structure and processes, and recruitment leader development.
In addition to Talent Synchronicity, Susan is executive director for The Future of Talent – a small community of successful senior talent leaders. Through an annual retreat, practitioners come together to design guiding forecasts and strategies in the areas of talent acquisition, branding, knowledge management, employee development, and leadership.
Susan was previously Worldwide Talent Acquisition Leader with Waggener Edstrom (WE), the second largest privately held PR firm. Susan was responsible for leading and developing a global talent attraction and acquisition function, a workforce planning model, and Agency Executive Board guidance. Prior to WE, Susan was Operating Vice President of Employment Initiatives and College Relations for Federated Department Stores (Macy’s Inc). Her contributions included selection, development, deployment and utilization of recruitment technologies, employment brand development, SEO, marketing, change management, and talent-centric initiatives to further educate and align key constituents. Her groundbreaking work in the development of the Retailology.com platform, which included macysJOBS.com and bloomingdalesJOBS.com, is still considered leading edge today.
Susan Will be presenting a talk on Communications Transformation and Your Talent Strategy. Here is a synopsis:
We are in the midst of a significant communication transformation. The momentum being generated through the fingertips of individuals is growing exponentially. The impact of Social Media is just beginning to be felt and the potential is just beginning to be understood. Integrating social networking into your Talent Strategy is no longer an option but an important investment in delivering a competitive advantage to your company. Focusing on key aspects of navigating the social landscape we’ll chart a path for success and fun in developing and managing an effective strategy.
Louis is a 13-year veteran of the advertising and marketing industry. He first cut his teeth in the ad agency world at DDB Seattle back in the ’90s before joining a small creative boutique agency called Austin Knight. Austin Knight was one of the few early adopters of interactive development for talent attraction in the mid-90s. At TMP Worldwide, Mr. Vong is responsible for keeping the agency at the forefront of interactive innovation and emergent technologies, working closely with clients to deliver innovative marketing strategies. Mr. Vong is also a member and co-chair of TMP Labs, TMP Worldwide’s internal think tank, tasked with development of next-generation recruiting strategies and tools.
Louis will give a presentation on the far edge of new media: Here is a synopsis of the talk:
A Splog and an Imglish Walk Into a Pub…the Splog says to the Imglish, “ru in the txt-off tom?” The Imglish replies, “afaik, I s/b. ttyl.”
OK, if you understood any of that you’re part of the generation that was an early adopter, or you grew up communicating this way. Social media and connective technologies have opened up the doors for marketers to reach consumers in so many ways. From mobile marketing and social networking to virtual worlds and gaming, we’re all participating and contributing to conversations that are unique and dynamic to our needs and wants.
Join us for an engaging discussion regarding emerging technologies and marketing trends for recruiting in the world of Web 2.0—and beyond. No matter what size your organization or recruiting budget, you’ll learn how the new media ecology is changing how we need to recruit and attract the next wave of talent.
Steve is a sports enthusiast, a recruiting nut, and a man living his dream job. He started preparing for his job today when he first stepped out on the little league field 30 years ago. Little did he know that the lessons he started learning on the little league field would guide him to this point in his career. The key lessons are: hard work pays off, one accomplishes far more working with teammates, and a good coach is critical to deliver successful end results.
After graduating from San Jose State University with a bachelor degree in Psychology, he spent one year as a teacher and baseball coach before going to work for a search firm in San Jose, California. His path eventually led to San Diego working for TaylorMade Golf, and then a short hop over to Herzogenaurach, Germany with the adidas Group. Today, Steve is focused on building out a global recruiting infrastructure, building the employer brand, and instilling a passion for recruiting in everybody he comes into contact with.
Steve will be joining Steve Fogarty to present “Killer Employment Brands”.
Here’s a synopsis:
Pull, grab, tear the essence of brand from your corporate bureaucracy and bring it to life. We will explore how to identify the essence of your brand in highly complex, Global and multi-branded organization and amplify this in the talent marketplace. Hear how we achieved the impossible by leveraging adidas marketing teams—brand marketing, product marketing, sports marketing and digital marketing. Also learn how we built in design, simplicity and beauty into our employment branding initiative at all levels. Design not as an afterthought or veneer but as a key component. We will also look at how to differentiate between channels, brand, marketing, advertising or any other element that we often confuse for one another. If employment branding is a key initiative within your recruiting group then this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.